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Elizabeth Warren outlines $20-trillion 'Medicare for all' plan at pivotal point in the campaign 1.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren proposes a $20-trillion 'Medicare for all' plan funded by hefty taxes on the rich and corporations.

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Warren health care plan pledges no middle class tax increase 1.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Elizabeth Warren promised Friday to spend more than $20 trillion over the next decade to provide government-funded health care to every American without raising middle class taxes — finally offering ideas about how to implement the massive "Medicare for All" program without taking a larger bite out of most Americans' salaries.
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Elizabeth Warren's ambiguity on health care comes with some side effects 28.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Warren supports mandatory "Medicare for All" that would eliminate private insurance. But there's a perception among some supporters that she's willing to compromise on the issue.
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Here’s How the US Could Afford “Medicare for All” 26.10.2019 Truthout.com
Simply strike the words "who are age 65 or over" from the 1965 amendments to the Social Security ...
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No, Medicare-for-All Wouldn’t Be a Tax Cut 26.10.2019 Outside the Beltway
We shouldn't need bad arguments to sell good policies.
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Cleaning up Trump's mess 20.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Democratic candidates have put out countless plans and policy statements. Voters beware! Do not be beguiled by patently unachievable ideas designed to win primaries.

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West Virginia’s billionaire GOP governor busted for Trump-like business corruption while in office 20.10.2019 Raw Story
This article was produced in partnership between the Charleston Gazette-Mail and ProPublica. By Ken Ward, Jr. Last fall, Gov. Jim Justice called reporters to his office in the West Virginia Capitol for a hastily arranged news conference. Sitting behind a table and flanked by GOP lawmakers, the governor touted the latest budget surplus and announced […]
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Debate Moderators Ask About Ellen and Bush, But Ignore Climate Crisis 16.10.2019 Truthout.com
Two people are seen sitting at a table in swivel chairs smiling somewhat uncomfortably
The moderators lost Tuesday's debate, according to many progressives.
6 takeaways from the 4th Democratic presidential primary debate 16.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Elizabeth Warren faced new scrutiny, Pete Buttigieg controlled multiple exchanges and the potential conflicts of interest of Joe Biden's son got relatively little focus.
New Court Rulings Challenge Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda 15.10.2019 Truthout.com
Anti-Trump demonstrators chant during a rally on March 12, 2018, in San Diego, California.
After a series of anti-immigrant attacks dressed up like regulatory tweaks, the administration has hit a judicial wall.
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Letters to the Editor: If socialized medicine is fraught, why do Britain and Canada love it? 8.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

All the warnings about how much "Medicare for All" would cost ignore plans to pay for it and the opinions of people who have socialized medicine.

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Colorado proposes running public health care option through private insurers 8.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
When Colorado’s public health insurance option rolls out on the individual market in a few years, the state won’t be running the plans offered to consumers. Instead, the coverage will be administered by private insurance companies, which also will bear the brunt of the costs, according to initial details of the proposal.
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Column: Trump's plan to 'save' Medicare would actually destroy it 4.10.2019 LA Times: Business

Trump's plan to 'save' Medicare is a stealth attack on the program by turning it over to private insurers.

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Opinion: If Democrats want universal coverage, they need to abandon the 'Medicare for all' fantasy 4.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Eliminating the profits and costs of private insurers won't come close to covering the staggering cost of Medicare for all.

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Intelligence Squared debate: Replace private insurance with Medicare for all 3.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A new debate from the Intelligence Squared series. The motion is: “Replace private insurance with Medicare for all.”
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Column: She's 82. The cost of her long-term care insurance just went up 80% 1.10.2019 LA Times: Business

Premiums for long-term care insurance are soaring as providers grapple with bad guesses about the rising costs of healthcare and nursing homes.

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Stephen Colbert Showers Sanders with Softballs 28.9.2019 NewsBusters
Following last week’s somewhat pressing interview (compared to softball questions Democrats usually get from the media) between Stephen Colbert and Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders followed in his colleague’s footsteps as he appeared on Thursday’s The Late Show, where he was met with the same lineup of probing questions regarding Medicare for All. ...
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Column: Dialysis firms try to strong-arm Gov. Newsom into vetoing a bill capping their profits 24.9.2019 LA Times: Business

A front group for big dialysis firms threatens to pull out of California if Newsom signs a bill limiting their profits.

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Colbert Offers Political Advice to Elizabeth Warren on Medicare for All Plan 19.9.2019 NewsBusters
Ever wonder why hubris late-night hosts fail to put their money where their mouth is and run for public office? After all, they believe they possess more intelligence than the large swath of the country who voted for President Trump. Alas, Stephen Colbert will likely never grace the world running for any official position. However, he did offer up some advice to 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday’s The Late ...
It's not just insulin: diabetes patients struggle to get crucial supplies 18.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Type 1 diabetes can be well managed with insulin if blood sugar is consistently monitored. But insurance rules can make it hard for patients to get the medical supplies their doctors say they need.
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